Every time it seems Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling is on the right track and about to break out, the numbers come back and they show no movement at all.
Such was the case with the Hardcore Justice pay-per-view (PPV) that took place on Aug. 12, 2012, at the Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida. According to the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the event garnered an estimated 8,000 buys, the norm for TNA's version of its "B-shows."
What makes it so unfortunate is that the company appeared to be on the right track with Lockdown doing solid numbers and the Slammiversary event garnering 15,000 buys with a Bobby Roode title defense against Sting in the main event.
This time, Roode was challenging for the title in a rematch against Heavyweight Champion Austin Aries with the added stipulation that the loser would never get a rematch against the winner as long as he's champion.
It wasn't enough to convince consumers to order the show.